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Decoding the heavens : a 2,000-year-old computer--and the century-long search to discover its secrets / Jo Marchant.

By: Marchant, Josephine.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Da Capo Press, c2009Edition: 1st Da Capo Press ed.Description: 328 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., facsim., ports. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 030681742X :; 9780306817427 :.Subject(s): Astronomical clocks -- Greece -- History | Astronomical instruments -- Greece -- History | Gearing, Planetary -- History | Greece -- AntiquitiesDDC classification:
Contents:
I see dead people -- Impossible find -- Treasures of war -- Rewriting history -- Heroic reconstruction -- Moon in a box -- Mechanic's workshop -- New boys -- Stunning idea -- Old man of Syracuse.
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Originally published: London : William Heinemann, 2008.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-318) and index.

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